Yes I took the kids to see The Muppets Movie at half term.
They quite enjoyed it, especially Nina (5). I absolutely adored it. I think it has been made for all of those for who Sunday night at 7.30 pm was the most exciting time of the week. So the next few clips are for anyone who loved Kermit, who copied Miss Piggy’s hi-ya karate chop, who chortled at Fozzy’s bad jokes, who her-de-ger-deed along with the Swedish Chef and were hooked on Pigs in Space.
The film was written and starred Jason Segel, he of Forgetting Sarah Marshall fame. Another sweet, very funny film, which also included puppets. Watching the delightful, heart-warming opening credits strongly suggest The Muppets meant everything to him growing up too.
When, during the film, they played the opening sequence to The Muppets Show, there were tears.. I will admit, possibly more than War Horse. The rush of nostalgia was dizzyingly heady. I remembered in a flash how much I had loved them all as a child, it seemed impossible I could have forgotten. For that moment I was 10 again.
For some reason out of all the out triple A-list stars they had on over the show I remember best Debbie Harry singing Call Me. When I look back now it’s incredible the calibre of guests that were willing to make a complete fool of themselves. Steve Martin, PETER SELLERS, the cast of Star Wars, Shirley Bassey, Johnny Cash the list goes on and on but my brain never gets past Debbie Harry. Mmm I think style wise I never really got past Debbie Harry looking at it. I think I saw her on TOTP at a formative age and her look was seared into my DNA! Any way enough of that here are some clips. I hope you like them and it brings back some great memories for you too.
and just because it’s my blog here is Debbie Harry again.. I think she was taking the day off from being my style icon when she let wardrobe put her in that lilac number.
And if you liked that .. there is a petition to get The Muppets to sing at the Oscars.. go on sign it I know you want to.